Friday, July 16, 2010

Truth is stranger than fiction, or, "Lake Placid (the Movie)!"

It was more than a decade ago when I sauntered over to the Palace Theatre in Lake Placid to watch, well, Lake Placid.

I'm an admitted horror movie junkie. When I say junkie, I'm not being kitchy; if I go too long without seeing a good gore fest, I start shaking and sweating, a la Trainspotting.

Well, it looks like Lake Placid (the movie) is reenacting itself in upstate New York. This from the Associated Press:

"Two teenage brothers following a turtle in a drainage area near an upstate New York park came upon an even bigger reptile: a 2-foot-long alligator.

"Nineteen-year-old Cliff Bickham III and his 16-year-old brother Jared were riding their bicycles Wednesday afternoon when they spotted a turtle across the street from a park in Johnson City, near Binghamton.

"They were tracking the turtle in a drainage area under an overpass when they saw the gator in several inches of water. Cliff Bickham pictures of the gator with his cell phone and sent them to his parents.

"Their father caught the gator and taped its mouth shut before taking the reptile to the police station.

"Police turned the gator over to a former pet store owner who specialized in reptiles."

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